Toonami (too-nah-mee) is a brand name geared towards action-oriented programming, primarily consisting of American animation and Japanese anime. Originally an afternoon and evening block on Cartoon Network and ended on September 20, 2008. The brand was created by Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco and produced by Williams Street. The name is a portmanteau of the words cartoon and tsunami, suggesting a tidal wave of animated shows.Toonami initially ran on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 2008. In its original run, the block was known for showcasing action anime that became widely popular with American audiences. It was also recognized for its distinctive space-themed backdrop, anime music videos, drum and bass-flavored soundtrack, and host (a robot named T.O.M., short for Toonami Operations Module).On May 26, 2012, Adult Swim relaunched Toonami as an adult-oriented animation block, which continues as a Saturday night action block from its forerunner, Midnight Run. Shows from the older lineup have occasionally returned, along with newer shows.
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